Major fire on the Scenic Railway 7th Apr. Suspected arson.

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Major fire on the Scenic Railway 7th Apr. Suspected arson.

Postby jonshrub » 07 Apr 2008, 16:22

According to the wife who's office overlooks the old dreamland site..

The historic scenic railway is this afternoon burning to the ground.

Tragedy...
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Postby Becks045 » 07 Apr 2008, 16:36

Is this true? OMG, this is terrible.
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Postby jonshrub » 07 Apr 2008, 16:46

my wife doesnt often lie to me...

she is watching it from her office window.. its well and truly ablaze..
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Postby EAS » 07 Apr 2008, 16:49

Cinema next?

Dreadful news...

Is anyone trying to save it?
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Postby Chris H » 07 Apr 2008, 16:52

Yes i also witnessed this. I was cycling alone margate front when i noticed the smoke bellowing fro the rear of the arcades. i took a detour round the back out of curiosity when i was greeted with the sickening site of her a blaze :o
i was almost sick!!!
They have pushed it to far this time, they wont get away with this. :x
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Postby porf » 07 Apr 2008, 16:53

Few other comments from local people who've seen it at : http://eastcliffrichard.blogspot.com/2008/04/dreamland-scenic-railway-on-fire.html

Sounds very bad.
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Postby EAS » 07 Apr 2008, 16:55

I feel sick.

But unsurprised. Cinema next...
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Postby Lou » 07 Apr 2008, 16:57

I am so sick, this is so sad........so bloody planned - I hate them.
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Postby cozzzzzz » 07 Apr 2008, 17:01

Omg do we know how damaged it is?
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Postby EAS » 07 Apr 2008, 17:04

Well once they go they go... I wonder if this is connected with the arcade arson attack last week?

That's the Cyclone, the woodie at Folkestone, and now this... how very convenient.
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Postby strongbow » 07 Apr 2008, 17:11

Its on the news now
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Postby EAS » 07 Apr 2008, 17:14

I bet the station is alight too...
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Postby EAS » 07 Apr 2008, 17:16

Monday, April 07, 2008
Dreamland Scenic Railway On Fire

Just getting reports from over in Margate that Dreamland's listed Scenic Railway is on fire. One of the oldest remaining wooden roller coasters left in the world. No further details, but I'll post more as it comes in.

Cynics might say it was only a matter of time before this happened.

Update: Just been over there to see for myself. Three snorkels pumping water onto three separate parts of the track. Smoke billowing, flames. The track has completely collapsed in one section. Tragic. Will put up photos soon.


http://eastcliffrichard.blogspot.com/20 ... -fire.html
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Postby CW » 07 Apr 2008, 17:26

Just posted on Kent Online (Image).

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kol08/artic ... e_id=39861

Just Horrible!!!
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Postby porf » 07 Apr 2008, 17:27

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